Matthew 24:26-35

26 "So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them.
27 "1For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the 2coming of the 3Son of Man be.
28 "4Wherever * the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

The Glorious Return

29 "But immediately after the 5tribulation of those days 6THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND 7THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30 "And then 8the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see 9the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
31 "And 10He will send forth His angels with 11A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His 12elect from 13the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Parable of the Fig Tree

32 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;
33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right 14at the door.
34 "Truly I say to you, 15this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
35 "16Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Matthew 24:26-35 In-Context

24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
25 "Behold, I have told you in advance.
26 "So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them.
27 "For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 "Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30 "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
32 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;
33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
34 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
37 "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

Cross References 16

  • 1. Luke 17:24
  • 2. Matt 24:3, 37, 39
  • 3. Matthew 8:20
  • 4. Job 39:30; Ezekiel 39:17; Habakkuk 1:8; Luke 17:37
  • 5. Matthew 24:21
  • 6. Isaiah 13:10; Isaiah 24:23; Ezekiel 32:7; Joel 2:10, 31; Joel 3:15; Amos 5:20; Amos 8:9; Zephaniah 1:15; Matthew 24:29-35; Acts 2:20; Revelation 6:12-17; Revelation 8:12
  • 7. Isaiah 34:4; Revelation 6:13
  • 8. Matthew 24:3; Revelation 1:7
  • 9. Daniel 7:13; Matthew 16:27; Matthew 24:3, 37, 39
  • 10. Matthew 13:41
  • 11. Exodus 19:16; Deuteronomy 30:4; Isaiah 27:13; Zechariah 9:14; 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 12:19; Revelation 8:2; Revelation 11:15
  • 12. Matthew 24:22
  • 13. Daniel 7:2; Zechariah 2:6; Revelation 7:1
  • 14. James 5:9; Revelation 3:20
  • 15. Matthew 10:23; Matthew 16:28; Matthew 23:36
  • 16. Matthew 5:18; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33

Footnotes 8